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BREAKING: Famed Author Salman Rushdie, Target Of Iran Death Sentence, Stabbed On Stage In New York

Famed author Salman Rushdie, who was the target of a 1989 death warrant issued by Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini over his groundbreaking book “The Satanic Verses,” was stabbed on Friday as he was about to give a speech in New York.

A man stormed the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and stabbed Rushdie, according to The Associated Press, which also noted that the Iranian regime has offered over $3 million to anyone who kills Rushdie.

“In 2012, a semi-official Iranian religious foundation raised the bounty for Rushdie from $2.8 million to $3.3 million,” Bloomberg noted.

Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses” title referred to verses of the Qur’an that Rushdie claimed had been removed; he also made references to Islam that hard-liners deemed offensive. After the fatwa was issued against him he spent almost 10 years living mostly…

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